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      Toledo casino is hiring, smokers need not apply

      Operators of a new casino in Toledo say they won't hire smokers to work at gambling tables or elsewhere / WNWO File

      According to the AP, operators of a new casino say they won't hire smokers to work at gambling tables or elsewhere.

      Hollywood Casino in Toledo says it will ask applicants if they use any sort of tobacco product and screen for tobacco in their drug tests.

      The casino's human resources director told one Toledo media outlet that operators are looking out for the health of their employees.

      "It is absolutely legal, and it's not considered discrimination. It's really determined by the state in which you operate," Vice President of Human Resources Chrystal Herndon said in an interview on the decision.

      State law in Ohio allows companies to hire only non-smokers.

      The casino in Toledo will prohibit smoking and is expected to open next year.

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